The pilot reported that he was returning from an air race competition and that, about 15 minutes into the flight, he heard a “thump” and thought the Lancair Legacy had struck a bird. He then heard a second “thump” along with a “rattle and vibration,” so he found a place to make a forced landing. [Read more…]
Gord McNulty sent in this photo of a static T-33, explaining: “An example of Canada’s version of the Lockheed T-33, a Canadair Silver Star, makes an attractive display at London, Ontario, International Airport in a photo taken July 15, 2016. The Silver Star differed from the conventional T-33 in being equipped with a more powerful Rolls Royce Nene engine in place of the Allison J-33.” [Read more…]
Leave the flying to the professionals. That’s the message coming from the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) out of concern for spectator safety and the safety of air show pilots who fly nearly 10,000 performances at over 300 North American events annually.
Supporting the FAA’s “No Drone Zone,” “Leave Your Drone at Home,” and “Know Before You Fly” initiatives, ICAS wants air show spectators and those in an air show venue’s surrounding area to understand that flying an unmanned aircraft in unauthorized air space is not just illegal, but unnecessarily puts people at risk. [Read more…]
Continental Motors Services recently hosted more than 40 Lancair aircraft, along with their pilots, owners and mechanics, at the company’s facility in Fairhope, Ala.
Members of the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO) visited Continental Sept. 29-Oct. 2. The agenda for the gathering included seminars, guest speakers and more.
BRISTOL, UK —Digital Aviation has released a U.S. version of its IFR flight training app, Radio Navigation Simulator Pro.
The app provides a full USA IFR dataset containing all the Navaids, Airports and Fixes in the USA — 48 contiguous US states plus Alaska and Hawaii — derived from FAA/NFDC aeronautical data. [Read more…]
This year, Sporty’s Christmas ornament — the 32nd in the series — features the iconic Cessna 140.
Created from crystal, the Cessna 140 is etched on the ornament along with “Christmas 2016.” [Read more…]
During a repositioning flight, the Piper PA 31-350 encountered winds aloft that were higher than forecasted. The pilot reported that 25 minutes into the flight the left engine stopped producing power due to fuel exhaustion. [Read more…]